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Chris Burke, Being the Jack of All Trades



A Music Producer Popular Among All Crowds

Fulfilling the demands of all your fans sounds like a dream of most of the musicians out there. But it is one hell of a task to accomplish. One needs to be flexible enough to incorporate new tastes and aspirations into his personality. Besides, he also needs to have a thorough knowledge of different music forms and the related instruments. Chris Burke is a humble, talented, and well-versed music producer, DJ, and songwriter who has made his name known in almost all the music genres. The credit to this goes to his thirst for learning more, regardless of how much he has already accomplished. Alright, so the story starts from back when little Chris was 16. He went to a concert of Foo Fighters, with his father, in 2007. There he got lost in the music. Seeing the crowd all charged up and jumping on the beat, combined with the intense lyrics, really made Chris wonder, how come all this happens? To get an answer to this question, Chris decided to jump into the game himself.

Well, Chris is an engineering graduate from North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh. And to your surprise, he has also done PR work for The Garage in Aberdeen. He was running his recruitment agency for quite some while until he decided to become a full-time musician. It was not that the business was not going well for Chris. It was quite profitable. The reason why Chris left that world and jumped into this utopia of performing arts and music is its creative factor. You get a sense of accomplishment when you create a unique art piece or compose a new symphony. 

Anyway, once Chris had decided to focus on music, quite early in his life, the next dilemma was deciding where to start? After quite a session of mind storming, Chris and a few of his friends decided to gather up and form a band to give their musical aspirations the shape of reality. The band was named Cold California by these creative teens. As Chris used to listen to Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, and Biffy Clyro from an early age, by the time he was in his mid-teens, his taste has already been pretty mature. It is the reason that although the band constituted of merely these teens, it still started getting popular among the fans of all age groups. The second reason behind its popularity and massive acceptance was its originality. Although Chris and his friends got inspired by the legends mentioned before, it was made sure that all the songs and albums they release must be a hundred percent original content. The lyrics, composition, symphony, they did everything in-house. Eventually, by 2017, they were that much-praised publicly that they started making money through Cold California. Performances, concerts, and events became a routine for these boys. Even at that time, Chris decided to change the taste a bit and released an album, Wanderlust, in collaboration with David Chappell, under the name of Tenaya.

One day while scrolling down through Bebo, Chris came across a song by Calvin Harris. You would have heard about him and listened to at least one of his songs, even if you are not that big of an admirer of EDM. Like it was meant to happen, Chris got so inspired by the tracks that he decided to try this genre himself. Before this, he was doing pop and country. This decision, besides adding a lot to his technical knowledge, also broadened his creative horizons. With electronic music, the possibility to create something new and innovative becomes sky high as you can create your sound effects, vary their intensity, pitch, frequency, and whatnot, and plenty of other stuff. As a result of his sheer devotion and passion for EDM, his singles, Space and Time, Dreamers, and Never Really Liked You, made new records. Tiesto himself played his single, Never Really Liked You, in one of his radio shows, Club Life. 

The way Trance entered into the life of Chris is also not that different. He was spending his vacation in Orlando, Florida, in 2019, when he went to a concert where Gareth Emery was performing. That was the moment he got deeply inspired by Trance. You know, its whole vibe is different! The calmness and the soothing effect it leaves on your mind and body is out of this world. Again, besides being impressed and influenced, Chris decided to give it a shot as well. This time, he collaborated with Eximinds, a Russian record producer, and released The Night in the March of 2020. The response on it was pretty encouraging. It made him produce more trance tracks. Hence, he is also currently working on his new project Hey Child, to release on Tribal Tracks. So, let’s see how it comes out to be!

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TaniAKyllikki’s soul-stirring new album Why Chapter One




TaniAKyllikki is a British singer and songwriter who hails from a small town just outside of London. It is not a secret that she is making a name for herself in the music industry. She is quickly becoming one of the most popular rising independent artists in the world thanks to her skill as a songwriter and her incredible, ethereal, raw, and dramatic vocal range. This has allowed her to win the hearts of millions of people all over the world. 

The song “WHY” was the inspiration for TaniA’s first studio album, and it served as the album’s lead single. An emotional reaction is prompted in the listener almost instantly by the first sentence, which states, “far too many breaks now in my heart for me to truly heal.” It could be challenging for some individuals to watch the music video while also listening to the song at the same time. As a direct result of the honesty displayed by TaniA in this song, a greater number of people are becoming aware of the dangers of not only physical but also emotional abuse. TaniA is also a survivor of domestic violence, which makes the message of her song even more inspiring and accessible to listeners.

On the 30th of January 2022, TaniA presented the world with her newest album, which is titled “Why Chapter One.” The album is deeply autobiographical, and each of its nine songs conveys its own potent message in its own unique way. It has been possible to compile a list of songs by TaniA that are emotional in nature. The lyrics are primarily driven by the musical emphasis placed on story telling. The audience is given a glimpse into TaniA’s personal journey through the use of real-life experiences that are woven into the lyrics of the songs on this extremely personal album. This album gives hope to all of those who have had their lives broken as a result of abuse or neglect.

TaniA, who lives in London UK, and Garry D. Hairston, her fiancé and music partner, who lives in Greensboro NC United States, worked together on the production and writing of this album. Garry D. Hairston is also an accomplished behind-the-scenes musician. Some of the topics that are discussed in “Why Chapter One” are as follows: being broken, enduring abuse, finding love, learning to trust again, forgiving oneself, and healing from the past. The album debuted in the top 100 most popular new albums chart during its first month of release and has since amassed 2 million streams. 





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Michael Andre Braxton Releases “Purple In My Cup”




Philly native Michael Andre Braxton shares a captivating instrumental from his forthcoming album. “Purple In My Cup” is out now on streaming platforms. Braxton offers an arrangement of varied melodies and tones. The hard, yet striking bass thumps throughout the track while the violins provide a calming before the storm. This combination executed by Braxton emanates an edgy, cinematic vibe.

Braxton leaves an out the box impression for the track to be interpreted by listeners. The skillfully curated track is awaiting an emcee to deliver thought-provoking lyricism, or the opposite, laid-back, chill storytelling.

Stream “Purple In My Cup” and connect with Michael Andre Braxton below. Be sure to check out his podcast, The Blue Check Podcast. The podcast is by invite only and guests need to be certified on Instagram.

Hailing from DarbyTownship in Sharon Hill, Pa. Michael Andre Braxton is an up and coming Lyricist, Singer/Songwriter and indie film director with a penchant for writing infectious tunes and relatable narratives. Inspired by Hip Hop, Braxton’s music journey began with various underground recordings that surfaced with his work.

He later started to make reference recordings over tracks which amassed a significant amount of interest, bringing Braxton to take a more serious approach in his music. And if you enjoy podcast shows. He’s also the host of the blue check podcast show. The show is by invite only. The only way guests can get on the show is if they are certificated by Instagram with a blue check.

Do you want to learn more about Michael Andre Braxton? You can connect with him through his social media pages:
Official Instagram pages: @getmoneyfilmz215 and @getmoneyfilmzllc

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Meet Rising Entrepreneur, Producer & Engineer “808Spinz”




Meet Harris, most people know him as 808Spinz. Spinz is a 19 year old producer from
Charlottesville, Virginia but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Spinz has only been making beats for about 5-6 years. He specializes in production and takes passion in creating songs directly with artists. 808Spinz has his fair share of placements, but his love lies in executively producing and watching songs go from one shots to mixed, mastered, and radio ready. We got to connect with 808Spinz & ask him some questions about his come up!

What Made You Get Into Music?

“I’ve always had a passion for music. When I was young my father introduced me to
Eminem, Snoop, and Dre. I fell in love with hip hop instantly. I never learned how to play an instrument, but started making beats in high school. My audio teacher/mentor pushed me to learn new things and let me stay to use the school studio almost every night from 4 to 9. I wouldn’t be on the path I’m on now without him and am forever grateful.”

How Is It Doing Business As A Music Producer?

“I have enjoyed the challenges of working with people who are at different stages of their lives. Many people see my work ethic and hustle, and assume that I am much older. Although, sometimes people assume that because I am young, I don’t understand the business, and think they can take advantage of me.”

In 3 Words How Would You Describe You Sound & Why?

“Atlanta, DMV, and Memphis. I have always loved the Atlanta sound and listened to a ton
of Future and Gucci growing up. Zaytoven, Sizzle, and Metro will always be some of my greatest influences.”

Who Are 3 Major Producers You Would Like To Work With In The Future & Why?

“I’d love to work with Zaytoven, TM88, and Twisted Genius. Their sounds have always been influential and stuck out to me.”

What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future?

“I’m currently working on some singles and a project. I’ve released 2 projects so far, but it’s been over 2 years since I’ve dropped my own music. It’s time for me to put something together. Other than that I’ve got 2 upcoming shows in Georgia with my partner BagTalk Zach. I’ve never had the opportunity to host a show so I’m looking forward to those! Also coming out soon is my new line of merch. In the past I’ve done hats, ski masks, and hoodies. I’m currently working on the design for my new shorts and shirts.”

If you would like to stay tapped in with 808Spinz check out his music/social media links all linked below!

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